E-boletín   October 2015 EDITION

Above: Radio Espacio Estacion online radio transmission in Miami, Florida.
Augustina Woodgate; Photo by Monica McGivern. 
#DARETOIMAGINE: Technology 1.0 
 
e-Boletín launches this issue in solidarity with the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture National Action, #daretoimagine, so that together we can explore what's possible.
 
For the past 26 years, NALAC has had the immense benefit of learning from our vast and growing network of Latino artists as well as our incredibly dedicated Latino arts and cultural organizations. It's a type of learning that includes the advancements we've made together and  the ways we (ourselves) engage to fulfill our respective work. 

A key change during this time has been an increased reliance on digital technologies to meet our goals as artists, arts administrators, social activists, and culture bearers. So that regardless of what types of artwork we create, or what kinds of organizations and institutions we're affiliated with, or even what our cultural and political affinities may be, the field of activity we casually refer to as the Tech Industry plays a huge role in how we go about the work that we do. 
Now's the time to ask: can we #daretoimagine the possible ways in which the field of Technology can support the production of Latino arts and culture? Read the article here.
 
OPPORTUNITIES
Call for Artists, Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery 
President & CEO, National Performance Network
Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Director of Development for Nonprofit Performing Arts Producer, MAPP International Productions
Call for Performances, AC Institute
Director of Advancement, Phoenix Art Museum
View more opportunities online here
Have a job, call for entries or training that you'd like others to know about?Post it on our Opportunities section of the NALAC website. It's free! 
ON THE ROAD
NALAC is hitting the road this month to meet with our partners and collaborators in the field. We hope to see you during one of our upcoming trips: 
 
October 15
The White House in Washington, D.C., for a reception honoring the 25th Anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
 Los Angeles
 
, New York City
Policy Link, Los Angeles 
Public Meeting, Washington, D.C.
NEWS
Doris Salcedo wins Nasher Prize for Sculpture
Hispanics could hold huge sway over 2016 election
Hispanic Arts Gala awards Latino talent, pushes for greater numbers
CONNECT
TOP THINGS TO KNOW
Offer Your Feedback on Nonprofit Communications       
The Knight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and WESTAF are sponsoring a preliminary study on communications within the nonprofit arts field.They want to ensure the Latino arts community is adequately represented in this survey. Please take the survey now (you even can enter a drawing for an Apple Watch and a $500 cash award for your organization). 
This study seeks to gain valuable information on how we communicate internally with each other, how we communicate externally within the sector, how we manage the growth in all communications, and what the impact is on our organizations of that growth in communications. Take the survey now thru October 16
Become a Member of NALAC

NALAC is the only national service and advocacy organization exclusively dedicated to promoting Latino arts and culture-across disciplines and ethnicity in the United States. Your membership is critical to our work, strengthening our capacity to advocate and make the case for increased public and private funding for Latino artists.  

Join today for as little as $35 and get amazing benefits, like discounted admission to our workshops, and eligibility to apply for the NALAC Fund for the Arts and NALAC Leadership Institute.  Become a member online today 

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHT
NALAC Grantees Launch AZ ArtWorker
We're so excited for Casandra Hernandez, Artist Programs Coordinator at the Arizona Commission on the Arts (ACA) and NLI 2014 Alumnus! In partnership with Performance in the Borderlands and ASU Art Museum, they launched AZ ArtWorker, which includes a residency by the always amazing Ana Teresa FernandezNFA 2008 Grantee, along with a temporary two-mile long sculpture by the incredible artist collective Postcommodity. Corresponding programming has also been facilitated by Gabriela Muñoz, Curatorial Associate of Latin American Art for the Phoenix Art Museum and NLI 2009 Alumnus. Congratulations to everyone involved!

IN YOUR WORDS
"NALAC's NFA grant was critical in the early stages of producing my first film, Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas). That support as an emerging filmmaker helped enormously and I am grateful for NALAC's support of Latino artists across all disciplines and at all stages of their careers."
 
- Monika Navarro 
Producer, WORLD Channel at WGBH & Independent Filmmaker, NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee (NFA) Artist/Ensemble
FEATURED OPPORTUNITY
Become a Grant Panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is always looking for individuals with experience and expertise in one or more of the arts to serve as grant review panelists. If you're interested in becoming a NEA panelist, send an email to panelistforms@arts.gov for additional information.
IN MEMORIAM
We were saddened to hear of the passing of activists who paved the way for our work today. We honor the below, and remember all those who have died at the hands of injustice.
Grace Lee Boggs, Human Rights Activist
 

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is a legacy organization investing in the Latino heritage of this nation. For over 25 years, NALAC has built a strong foundation for the promotion of Latino arts and culture and its advocacy efforts have advanced issues of cultural equity and raised the visibility and understanding of Latino artistic and cultural expression. The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. In this capacity, NALAC stimulates and facilitates intergenerational dialogues among disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions. NALAC serves thousands of Latino artists and hundreds of organizations representing a national and international community of multiple Latinidades; a network that crosses many cultures across the Latino Diaspora. 
For more information visit our website at www.nalac.org or like us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/Nalac.arts1.